Human rights and women’s rights organisations have “turned a blind eye” to violations committed against Islamist women during recent turmoil, the Muslim Brotherhood alleged in a Thursday statement.
The statement condemned the performance of such organisations, calling it “inactive” in the face of numerous women’s rights violations.
“Not one action was taken on behalf of any human or women’s rights organisation,” regarding such acts, the Brotherhood said in their statement. It went on to claim that such organisations have used “falsified information and accused the Brotherhood of using women as human shields.”
The statement provided a list of women who have been killed and arrested during the recent political unrest, accusing human right’s organisations of ignoring and failing to condemn such acts, and in some cases “pressing charges against these women.”
“These women have shared their martyrdom with their husbands and sons generously,” the statement said. “They know that their peacefulness is stronger than the coup’s bullets.” The Brotherhood then called on women to continue protesting in squares across Egypt.
Human Rights lawyers who represented the detained females were not available for comment.